A selection of resources around the ideas of Politics and Society Key thinker Paolo Freire, all useful in revising his ideas and perspectives.
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This booklet contains the NCCA biographies of all the Key thinkers named in the updated Politics and Society specification. This is an updated version of one previously linked from the site.View full description
Worksheet based on Freire one of 16 Key thinkers in Politics and Society. The worksheet accompanies the podcast created by Grainne McKeever in discussion with Prof. Dympna Devine UCD.View full description
Podcast based on the work of Paulo Freire 16 Key thinkers Politics and SocietyView full description
Scholarly article of over 2,000 words looking at Freire's key concepts in education. Covers his views on: democratic teacher-student relationships; education as a political act; and co-construction of knowledge.View full description
Strand: 5. Human Rights & Responsibilities: Ireland
Strand unit: Human Rights in Europe / Wider World
Suggestions for use: This is a good article to read to learn about Freire's theories of education. It is not really student-friendly but would be essential reading for teachers.
Short Video including an interview with Educational theorist and political thinker Paulo Freire. Freire is a Key Thinker named in the Senior Cycle Specification for Politics and Society.View full description
Strand: 2. Power & Decision Making: National/EU
Strand unit: 7. Participants in these Debates
Suggestions for use: This video could be used as a way to introduce the main educational theories and background of the Key Thinker Paulo Freire. It could also be used for revision purposes or assigned as an extension activity.
The following PDST booklet 'An Integrated Approach to Learning, Teaching and Assessment' aids teachers in considering what methodologies could be used in class to support the inquiry process.View full description
Strand: Teaching and Learning
Strand unit: Pedagogy
Suggestions for use: Placemat: (Page 73)
Placemat can be used to encourage students to share ideas and reach a consensus about a topic or goal. It can be used to activate prior knowledge of a topic among students. It can help students share problem solving techniques, take group notes during a video/oral presentation, to summerise learning after the class or to begin an opening review of a subsequent lesson.
Anticipation Exercise: (Page 35/36)
The anticipation exercise could be utilised to assess students prior knowledge of a topic. This will give the teacher a picture of the students’ awareness of the concepts involved. However it could also be used as an assessment tool after the learning to see if the students have understood the concepts which they were presented with.
Think-Pair-Square-Share (Page 71)
The think-pair-square-share methodology can be used throughout the inquiry process to enable reflection and discussion among the pupils on the stage of the inquiry or the economic knowledge being explored.
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